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London City Island
London, United Kingdom

  • project London City Island: Trinity Square with the English National Ballet
  • architect Troup Bywaters + Anders
  • photographer Amphitype
  • Representation Selux UK

Tri­nity Square is the cen­tral plaza in the newly con­struc­ted dis­trict of City Island in cen­tral London. Loca­ted on the banks of the River Thames and nick­na­med Mini Man­hat­tan”, it was devel­o­ped by the con­struc­tion com­pany Bal­ly­more and Eco­World. Across an area of 12 hec­ta­res, it com­pri­ses new apart­ments with a ware­house look, offi­ces, res­tau­rants, bou­ti­ques, pede­strian foot­pa­ths and cycle paths, water parks as well as spaces for art and cul­ture. Tri­nity Square is also loca­ted directly in front of the English Nati­o­nal Ballet and recently became illu­mi­na­ted by Selux Olivio lumi­nai­res.

With their wooden poles, the Oli­vios on this red­dish square with irre­gu­lar, dia­go­nal, ver­ti­cal and hori­zon­tal white stri­pes are sug­ges­tive of addi­ti­o­nal trees – an impres­sion enhan­ced by the way the Olivio Sis­tema is arran­ged about the wooden poles.

The wooden poles are 11 metres in height and illu­mi­nate the bright, semi-transpa­rent façade of the English Nati­o­nal Ballet and Tri­nity Square in 3000 Kelvin, RGBW light, ena­bling the square, the trees and any pas­sers-by to be immer­sed in, for example, violet-colou­red light by night.

The trees and the orga­nic shape of the lumi­nai­res, together with the natu­ral mate­rial of wood, set a con­tras­ting accent to the modern archi­tec­ture of the square and sur­roun­ding buil­dings. Besi­des the poles, which are desig­ned by street fur­ni­ture manu­fac­tu­rer Aubrilam, there is a mat­ching long bench too, enti­cing pas­sers-by to stop and linger for a while.

  • The organic design of Olivio and its functional versatility due to the modular design of this luminaire family is inspired by role models from nature. As a result Olivio forms the basis for light concepts in urban living areas where the focus is on the well-being of people. Olivio luminaire heads are available in the sizes Grande, Medio and Piccolo and can be combined with various arms and pole types from the three design lines Sistema, Floracion and Candelabra. Yet it is not just the design that can be adapted individually according to the situation – various optics and light colours from 2,700 to 4,000 Kelvin also cater for challenging lighting tasks efficiently and without glare: from illumination of paths and squares, floodlighting of façades and accent lighting of buildings. The new Olivio Cap also reduces light scatter and for special requirements, with its camera and loudspeaker modules, Olivio can be integrated into smart application scene. The special wooden-pole aesthetic emphasizes the Olivio's high quality, organic luminaire design. Combined with luminaire heads in a harmonoius colour tone such as bronze, this results in a timelessly comforting spatial ambience.

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